As the All India Football Federation (AIFF) celebrates 75 years of its existence, the Dempo coach hopes for a better future for Indian football...I-League Professional Football Clubs Association (IPFCA) Vice-President Armando Colaco claims to have no problems with the AIFF, something that he reiterated in an interview with Goal.com after the formation of the clubs association was recently announced.
"The IPFCA was not formed against the AIFF but in order to work together and help Indian football. We are with the federation and we will always remain with the federation," said the 59-year-old.
Armando Colaco also worked with the Indian national team when the AIFF named him as an interim coach in June last year which was soon after the exit of English coach Bob Houghton.
Speaking about his experience, Colaco recalled, "I did not work for quite a long time. I was there only for four months and during that time we co-operated with each other. There was a good collaboration but they did not let me continue.
"They (AIFF) wanted me on trials but then I said no because I have a permanent job here [at Dempo SC]."
The General Secretary of Dempo Sports Club has since then continued to be at the helm of the Goan club and even went on to win the I-League.
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